How to configure PHPFox with SMTP

Updated on Dec 18, 2015

The purpose of this tutorial is to review the process of enabling SMTP on your PHPFox website. This will ensure the proper sending of system emails out of a certain email account on your hosting package. 

Step 1 Create an email account

The first step of the process is to create an email account on your hosting package. This will be required for the SMTP configuration of your PHPFox website and it will also ensure that all emails from your website are successfully delivered to your users. You can create a new email account via cPanel.


Email Accounts

Our SSD PHPFox Hosting package allows you to create unlimited email accounts. Have a look at our tutorial on how to manage email accounts in cPanel.


Step 2 Configure SMTP

Once you have your email account created, you can proceed with the actual configuration of your PHPFox installation. You need to access your website as administrator and then click on the AdminCP button at the top-right corner.


Access administrative panel in PHPFox


Click on the Settings from the top menu and then Manage Settings.


Access the manage settings feature in PHPFox


Locate the Global Settings section and choose Mail.


Access the mail configuration feature in PHPFox


Edit the following options:


  • Send Mail Method - Choose SMTP from the drop-down box
  • From - Enter your name
  • Email - Enter the email account created in the previous chapter
  • Signature - Choose a signature for the system emails
  • SMTP Host - (change to your actual domain)
  • SMTP Username - Enter the email account created in the previous chapter
  • SMTP Password - Enter the password for your email account
  • SMTP Port - 25 or 2525


Enable and configure SMTP in PHPFox


Click on the Submit button to keep the changes.

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